The Giuseppe Meazza Stadium (commonly known as San Siro) is a football stadium in the San Siro district of Milan, Italy, which is the home of A.C. Milan and Inter Milan. It has a seating capacity of 80,018, making it one of the largest stadiums in Europe, and the largest in Italy.
The San Siro is a UEFA category four stadium. It hosted six games at the 1990 FIFA World Cup and four European Cup finals, in 1965, 1970, 2001 and 2016.
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Giuseppe Meazza is comprised of the following four stands: Green (Curva Nord), Arancio (East), Blu (Curva South) and Rosso (West).
Away fans: Depending on which team is at home the position of the away fans changes however regardless of which curva the away fans are in the ticket allocation is usually always for the third tier right at the back of the stadium.
Milan is serviced by three airports: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo. Malpensa and Linate, being the airports closer to the city centre, are generally more expensive to fly into than Bergamo although shuttle buses and taxis can bring you to the centre of the city from each, a taxi would be considerably costly.
Bergamo is serviced by Ryanair and is cheaper for flights while a shuttle bus return service can bring you to Stazione Centrale in Milan in just under an hour for €10.
The easiest and most simple way to travel to the stadium is by Metro and it’s a 20 minute walk to the stadium although you can board a free shuttle bus which drops supporters off at the gates of the stadium.
Generally, away from the main area, food is cheap with a pizza or pasta dish costing between €7-€10 while there are also a number of cafes and trattorias that serve paninis throughout the day.
Once you get to the stadium there are a handful of food trucks which sell some fast-food such as fries and hot-dogs however compared to your average English stadia it was somewhat lacking. Inside the concourses there are mobile vendors who travel around the stands selling popcorn, biscuits, crisps and what appeared to be alcohol free beer.
The neighbourhood of San Siro where the stadium sits isn’t the nicest area of Milan, and there really aren’t many pubs within proximity to the stadium which are suitable for the average neutral tourist.
The central area of Milan as marked by the ring-road is full of bars and restaurants at every corner and depending on your starting point you might just want to explore the area and use your judgement. The area directly around the Duomo is usually heaving with tourists however it is a decent reference point and within a ten-minute radius you can find some decent pubs either in the sports bar or Irish Pub mould.
I have been to the San Siro once as a Southampton fan. Below was the result:
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